Meet Our Staff
Working with individuals to help them address their aspirations and needs
We have 13 staff and 47+ active volunteers and a wider group of external workers and supporters
I am responsible for the overall management of the project. I liaise with external organisations and apply for funding in order to maintain our level of services. I supervise staff and organise new activities.
I welcome and assess ESOL learners and help develop their English language skills.
I also coordinate volunteer teachers and teaching assistants and work with other organisations to build stronger ESOL provision in the Smethwick area.
I am responsible for the recruitment, training, placement and progress of all Brushstrokes volunteers.
I monitor details of our services and service users and collect all data relevant to our funding criteria.
I welcome visitors and enquirers and initially assess the needs of new service users. I am responsible for the overall health, safety and wellbeing of the people inside Brushstrokes’ premises.
I organise the collection and distribution of practical resources such as food, clothing and household items to individuals and families in need.
I assist Lucy in organising our resources and donating food and clothing to those in need.
I am responsible for ensuring that all newly dispersed asylum seekers in Sandwell are provided with priority information, advice and guidance to enable them to negotiate key stages of the asylum process and to prevent them
from falling into crises such as destitution, homelessness and mental breakdown.
Early Action Advice Worker
Senior Advice and Outreach Worker
I am involved in providing information and advice, outreach work supporting vulnerable clients and working closely with Brushstrokes’ volunteers.
Advice Service Manager